Has anyone heard of the Purple Hand Pledge? Well it's a pledge you say daily with students and goes like this, "I will not use my hands or my words to hurt myself or others". We started implementing this pledge last year and again this year I plan (as well as many others teachers) to use it again. We usually say the Pledge of Allegiance and then the Purple Hand Pledge. Each child will have 5 purple tickets (they are just purple cardstock cut in thick strips), one for every day of the week. If they break this promise/pledge they lose a ticket. Then at the end of the week I would do a drawing of tickets they still had. Well my bucket last year was pretty lame....so this year I made a really cute bucket....Ready????
TA DA!!!! I painted that lame bucket and then added my niece and nephews handprints and a felt heart in the middle (symbol of the purple hand pledge)
I think it turned out cute and will be a nicer bucket to draw our tickets from!
I hope everyone's beginning of the year is going well!!